Going out-out? These are the bags you need...
Christmas itself may be a chance to wear pyjamas for three days straight, but the festive run up is a rather different story. Work parties, Christmas dinners, reunion drinks, December often feels like one long social engagement. Whether you love it or hate it, party season provides an excellent excuse to hit the shops.
When thinking about eveningwear, accessories are the easiest and most affordable way to jazz up any ensemble. And luckily for us, the high street is bursting with covetable options.
While it used to be the bigger, the better when it came to ‘it’ bags, in recent seasons cult bags have shrunk to minute proportions. This means we are truly spoilt for styles that are practical and party-proof.
Cross-body bags are top of our list. Stash your belongings, sling over and have your hands free for dancing (and cocktails). Or, if the classic clutch is more your thing, look for bags with a loop handle.
Here are the top six trends to look out for this winter…
The fluffy factor
Eveningwear accessories needn't be boring, faux fur clutches or pom-pom key-chains will breathe some fun into your outfit.
Animal inspired prints are once again trending for winter, and the easiest way to pay homage to the trend is with accessories. We love a retro snakeskin shoulder bag or leopard print cross-body.
No use when you want to cart your lunch, gym kit and umbrella to the office but an ideal party companion. Essentially a purse on a chain, these adorable mini bags are perfect for stashing your keys, card and lipstick.
The failsafe envelope clutch has had a sparkly makeover for party season. Look for glitter, tassels or slogans to give the most basic of outfit and edge.
That’s the french word for this classic box shaped clutch. This elegant style is having a renaissance, and Christmas is the perfect excuse to invest. We love Zara’s velvet version - a designer dupe that will work for all festive occasions.
All that glitters
From ornate embroidery to sparkling sequins, up your accessory game with luxe details.
Check out our favourites in the gallery below: